Health Information Technology Rated #1 Career for College Grads

In a report just released by the University of California San Diego Extension, “Hot Careers for College Graduates 2010,” Health Information Technology snagged the coveted #1 spot.  The introduction to the report is as follows:

“This is the second edition of this special report on hot careers for college graduates. At a time when U.S. unemployment is showing signs of recovering from a 25-year high, this updated trend study from the top academics at UC San Diego Extension reveals some of the hottest career options for recent and midcareer college graduates in this recession. The study is based on enrollment figures, national employment statistics and interviews with San Diego business executives. The overall advice of the study is to enrich your job prospects, go niche. Knowing where to look and honing your skills just might be the right strategy for finding the career that is best for you.”

Interested in reading the entire report?  It can be found here.

Wishing I’d just cut to the chase and share the list?  Oh, okay …. drum roll please………


TOP 14 HOT CAREERS FOR RECENT AND MID-CAREER COLLEGE GRADUATES:

1.  HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2.  CLINICAL TRIALS DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT FOR ONCOLOGY

3.  DATA MINING

4.  EMBEDDED ENGINEERING

5.  FEATURE WRITING FOR THE WEB

6.  GERIATRIC HEALTH CARE

7.  MOBILE MEDIA

8.  OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

9.  SPANISH/ENGLISH TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION

10.  SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES AND GREENING OF ALL JOBS

11.  TEACHING ADULT LEARNERS

12.  TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

13.  MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

14.  HEALTH LAW

If you’re reading this blog, chances are good that you’ve figured this all out without the help of a formal study.  But studies like these are excellent reinforcement that any investment in your Healthcare IT career is a wise one.

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Gwen Darling

Gwen Darling is a Search Executive specializing in Healthcare IT, the Founder of Healthcare IT Central (the leading online Career Center for Healthcare IT job seekers and employers), and the Former Editor/Founder of Healthcare IT Today. Gwen also is a featured blogger for Healthcare Informatics magazine.

   

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